College of Professional Studies
HYPOTHETICAL: Sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have been hypothesized to impact FFA release. While these two hormones fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, basal rates of FFA release are similar between menstrual cycle phases. Specifically, when looking at the early follicular (EF) and mid luteal (ML) phases, there is differences in plasma or intramuscular FFA release. However, the phase in which estrogen is at its highest and progesterone is at its lowest (late follicular [LF]) has been minimally studied. Additionally, the dynamics of FFA release might vary in non-resting conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in FFA release between the three phases.